Time magazine invited votes on 40 candidates, including Barack Obama, Gabby Douglas and Kim Jong Un, as the person of the year for 2012. Other options included The Mars Rover and the Higgs Boson Particle.
But who cares about the same-old, same-old? Who is Oakton's Person of the Year—the man or woman who, in Timespeak, “most influenced the news this year for better or worse?"
Tell us your pick in the comment section below!